Ratched : Cuckoo’s Nest Spin-off on Netflix Coming On September 18th! Know More About Cast, Plot, And Trailer!

Ratched is an American suspense drama series that dives into the origin story of Nurse Mildred Ratched of an asylum. This highly anticipated psychological thriller series for Nurse Ratched of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest features Sara Paulson of American Horror Story. She takes the lead role in conjunction with the creator of AHS. Netflix officially released the trailer for Ratched on giving the horror fans another opportunity to witness the rise of Nurse Mildred Ratched on their screens.
The series follows the origins of Nurse Mildred Ratched, who happens to be a character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a novel by Ken Kesey. It is an adaptation from a 1975 filming featuring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher playing the role of Nurse Ratched. Ryan Murphy is the executive producer of this series and Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Aleen Keshishian, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tim Minear, Robert Mitas, Margaret Riley, Jacob Epstein, Michael Douglas, and Jennifer Salt.


In this American Horror Story, Sara Paulson stars as the illustrious villain. Ratched will be a two-season series, each with 18 episodes suspense drama. Here is the official trailer: 

We also have Final Trailer:

Mildred arrives in Northern California in 1967 to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital in the streamer. Here, a new and worrisome experiment about the human mind is in progress. She portrays herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should appear. However, wheels begin turning as she starts to invade the mental health care system and its people. Her stylish façade belies growing darkness that has long been burning within. Hence, the revelation that indeed, real monsters are made and not only born.

Some of the first season’s episode include:

  • Angel of Mercy, penned by Ian Brennan
  • Angel of Mercy part 2, written by Evan Romansky
  • Got No Strings written by Jenifer Salt and Ian Brennan
  • Ice Pick, written by Ian Brennan
  • Mildred and Edmund, written by Ian Brennan, Jennifer Salt, and Evan Romansky
  • The Bucket List, written by Ian Brennan
  • The Dance, written by Ian Brennan

Ratched Cast


In addition to Sara Paulson as Mildred Ratched, the show stars Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Charlie Carver as Huck, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise and Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte.

Ratched Plot


Netflix announced on September 6, 2017, that the production would have a series order for two seasons. The filming of season one of the series took place in early 2019 in Los Angeles. Ratched sets to premiere on September18, 2020.

Fans are excited to see whether Paulson will match the exalted status of Louise Fletcher’s Oscar-winning performance as the domineering and sadistic Nurse Wretched. Discover a lot more when Ratched premieres on Netflix on September 18.

Sophia Wadke
Sophia Wadke
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